Taiwanese Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Articles of Society
Approved on Nov. 7th, 1998, the1st member meeting of 1st Board of managing Directors.
Revised on Nov. 6th, 2004, the 1st member meeting of 4th Board of managing Directors.
Chapter 1 General Provisions
|The name of the society is TAIWANESE SOCIETY OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY. (Abbreviation: SOCIETY)
|The SOCIETY is a non-profit organization established according to laws. The purpose of the SOCIETY is to stimulation and advancement of medical contributions to the work, research and development of child and adolescent psychiatry and mental health in Taiwan, offering interaction and sharing experiences among its members, keep contact and cooperate with worldwide academic groups.
|The SOCIETY shall be organized within the national jurisdiction of the R.O.C.
|The SOCIETY is located in the district in which the competent authority is located. The SOCIETY may apply to the competent authority for approval to establish branch institutions, and for approval to the setting or change of the addresses of the SOCIETY or its branch institutions.
|The missions of the SOCIETY are as follows:
1.To promote the work and research of child and adolescent psychiatry.
2.To advance the work and research of child and adolescent mental health.
3.To organize scientific meetings of child and adolescent psychiatry.
4.To publish magazines and publications of child and adolescent psychiatry.
5.To engage the international work related to child and adolescent psychiatry and mental health.
6.To handle matters related to child and adolescent psychiatry and mental health upon the request of related institutions.
|The competent authority of the SOCIETY is the Ministry of the Interior. The Society’s industry competent authority that set forth the purposes and missions according to the Articles of SOCIETY is the Department of Health, Executive Yuan. The target business of the SOCIETY shall be guided and supervised by the respective competent authority in charge.
Chapter 2 Membership
|There shall be four categories of membership:
1.Individual membership: A medical specialist who had certified in general psychiatry that agrees the purpose of the SOCIETY, attains age of 20, and is engaged oneself in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry.
2.Associate membership: A resident doctor that agrees the purpose of the SOCIETY, attains the age of 20, is taking the residence training in general psychiatry, but has not obtained the R.O.C. Certificate of medial specialist in psychiatry.
3.Honorary membership: A person who has made special contributions to the development of the SOCIETY, or has outstanding achievements in the field of psychiatry.
4.Sponsor membership: A person or group that sponsors the SOCIETY. Applicants shall fill in Application Forms; obtain approval by Board of Managing Directors, and subject to membership dues.
|Each member (or member representative) shall have the rights to vote, elect, be elected and recall vote. Each member (or member representative) has the power of one vote except sponsor members, associate members and honorary members.
|Members shall be subject to the Society’s Articles, resolutions, and membership dues. Unless otherwise excused, any member who is liable for dues and is in arrears three years shall be subject to revocation of privileges of his/her membership.
|If a member (or member representative) violates laws or the Articles of SOCIETY or fails to abide by resolutions made by Member Meetings, the Board of Directors may give warnings or suspend his/her membership. If a member jeopardize the group and the case is considered to be serious in nature, the Member (or member representative) Meetings shall have the right to expel such member.
|A member shall be deemed expelled when he or she is disqualified from the membership or struck off by the resolution of member meetings.
|Members may withdraw membership by submitting a written statement to the SOCIETY.
Chapter 3 Organization and Duties/Rights
|The Member Meeting is the supreme authority of the SOCIETY.
Member representatives shall be elected in proportion to the member number in each region when the total number of the members exceeds 300. After such election, member meetings shall be convened by member representatives by whom the duties and rights of such meetings shall be executed. The term of office of each member representative is two years. The number of the member representatives to be elected and the method of election shall be stipulated by the Board of Directors and reported to the competent authority for approval and recordation before implementation.
|Duties and Rights of the Member Meeting are as follows:
1.To set forth and modify the Articles of SOCIETY.
2.To elect and recall Directors and Supervisors.
3.To decide on registration fees, annual membership fees, operation expenses and the amount and method of donations from members.
4.To decide on yearly work programs, reports, budgets and final accounts.
5.To decide on the expelling of members (member representatives).
6.To decide on the disposition of properties.
7.To decide on the dissolution of the SOCIETY.
8.To decide on other matters related to the rights and obligations of the SOCIETY.
Decisions of major matters included in the above Item 8 shall be made by the Board of Directors.
| The SOCIETY shall establish a Board of Directors consisting of fifteen Directors and a Board of Supervisors consisting of five Supervisors. Directors and Supervisors shall be elected by members (member representatives).
Upon electing the aforesaid Directors and Supervisors, five alternate Directors and one alternate Supervisor shall be elected according to the number of votes.
Each Board of Directors may submit a reference list of the candidates for next Board of Directors and Board of Supervisors.
Election for Directors and Supervisors may adopt the method of correspondence; however, such method is not allowed to be adopted consecutively. Election via correspondence shall be reported by the Board of Directors to the competent authority for approval before implementation.
|Duties and Rights of the Board of Directors are as follows:
1.To assess the qualifications of members (member representatives).
2.To elect and recall Managing Directors, and Director General.
3.To decide on the resignations of Directors, Managing Directors and Director General.
4.To dismiss staffs.
5.To draw up annual plan, reports, budgets and final accounts.
6.Other matters to be executed.
|The Board of Directors shall have five Managing Directors to be elected from among the Directors. The Director General shall be elected from among the Managing Directors. If Director General fails to execute its duties, it shall appoint one of the Managing Directors to serve as the acting Director General. If the Director General fails to appoint, the acting person shall be elected from among the Managing Directors.
When the office of the Director General or a Managing Director becomes vacant, an election for such vacancy shall be held within one month.
|Duties and Rights of the Board of Supervisors are as follows:
1.To supervise the execution of the work of the Board of Directors.
2.To verify annual budgets.
3.To elect and recall Managing Directors.
4.To decided on the resignation of Supervisors and Standing Supervisors.
5.Other matters to be supervised.
| Board of Supervisors shall have one Standing Supervisor to be elected from among the Supervisors. The Standing Supervisor shall supervise the daily operation of the Board and serve as the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors.
If the Standing Supervisor fails to execute his/her duties, he/she shall appoint one of the Supervisors to serve as the acting Standing Supervisor. If the Standing Supervisor fails to appoint, the said acting person shall be elected from among the Supervisors.
When the office of the Chairman (Standing Supervisor) becomes vacant, an election for such vacancy shall be held within one month.
|Directors and Supervisors shall serve a term of two years, without remuneration, and may be re-elected for consecutive terms. Director General may be re-elected for only a second term.
|Directors or Supervisors shall be dismissed if any one of the following events occurs:
1.Loses his/her membership qualifications.
2.Resigns with approval of the Board of Directors or the Board of Supervisors.
3.Is recalled or dismissed.
4.Is suspended from office for a period exceeding one half of his/her term of office.
|The SOCIETY shall have one Secretary General and several staffs. The Secretary General is to be in charge of matters of the SOCIETY according to commands from the Director General. The hire and dismissal hereunder shall be nominated by Director General, approved by Board of Directors, and reported to the competent authority for recordation.
Dismissal of Secretary General shall be reported to the competent authority for approval and recordation in advance.
Any elected personnel shall not serve the aforesaid staff posts. Rights and duties of the staff shall be stipulated by the Board of Directors.
|The SOCIETY may establish various kinds of committees, teams or other internal organizations. Guidelines of organization shall be drawn up by the Board of Directors and reported to the competent authority for approval and recordation before implementation; the procedure is the same for any change hereunder.
|The SOCIETY may hire one Honorary Director General and several Honorary Directors and Consultants. Their terms of office shall be the same as the Director and Supervisor.
Chapter 4 Meetings
|There are two types of Member Meetings: Regular Meeting and Special Meeting. Except Special Meetings for urgent matters, all meetings shall be convened by Director General with fifteen days prior written notices.
Regular Member Meetings shall be held once in a year. Special Member Meetings shall be convened when deemed necessary by Board of Directors, or upon request of over one fifth of the members (member representative), or upon written requests from Board of Supervisors. After the registration of legal entities, Special Member (member representative) Meetings shall be held upon request of over one tenth of the members (member representatives).
|When a member (member representative) fails to be personally present at a Member Meeting, he/she may authorize another member (member representative) to attend such Meeting on behalf of himself/herself with a proxy. Each member (member representative) may represent for only one member.
|A Member Meeting requires the presence of over one-half of the total members (member representatives). Resolutions at a Member Meeting shall be decided by a simple majority of the members present except resolutions for formulation and change of the Articles of SOCIETY, expelling of members (member representatives), recall of Directors and Supervisors, disposition of property, dissolution of the SOCIETY, and other important matters related to members’ rights and obligations that shall require consent of over two thirds. After the registration of legal entities, change of Articles of SOCIETY shall require consents of over three fourths of members present at the meeting, or written consent of over two thirds of the total members. The SOCIETY may be dissolved at any time by consent of over two thirds of the total members.
|Board of Directors and Board of Supervisors shall each hold a meeting at least once in six months, and convene joint meetings or special meetings at any time when necessary. Except special meetings, all meeting shall be convened by written notices not later than seven days prior to the meetings. Each meeting shall require the presence of over one-half of the Directors/Supervisors. Resolutions submitted at such meeting shall be decided by a simple majority of the Directors/Supervisors present.
|Directors shall attend Meetings of Board of Directors in person. Supervisors shall attend Meetings of Board of Supervisors in person. He/she shall not designate a proxy to attend any Board Meeting. Any Director (or Supervisor) who fails to attend two consecutive Board meetings, unless otherwise excused, shall be deemed to have resigned from his or her position as Director (Supervisor).
Chapter 5 Funds and Accountings
|SOCIETY Funds are from the following resources:
1.Registration fee: Personal Member NTD1, 000, Associate Member NTD1, 000, payable upon approval to be a member.
2.Annual Membership due: Personal Member NTD1, 500, Associate Member due: 1,000.
4.Donations from members.
6.Funds and interest income.
|The fiscal year of the SOCIETY shall commence on the first day of January in each year and terminate on the 31st day of December.
|Within the period of two months prior to the start of each fiscal year, Board of Directors shall compile documents including annual program, budget for revenue and expenditure, cash flow statement and statement of employee benefits, and submit such documents to member meetings (or joint Board meetings of Directors and Supervisors if member meetings fail to be held as scheduled) for approval. Such documents shall be reported to the competent authority for approval and recordation before the start of the fiscal year. Within the period of two months after the expiration of each fiscal year, Board of Directors shall compile documents including annual work report, final account of revenue and expenditure, cash flow statement, property catalogue and revenue/expenditure statement of funds, submit such documents to Board of Supervisors for verification. Board of Supervisor shall draw up opinion letters of verification. Such opinion letters shall be approved by member meetings and then reported to the competent authority for approval and recordation by end of March (or directly to the competent authority if member meeting fails to be held in time).
|After dissolution of the SOCIETY, the remaining properties of the SOCIETY shall belong to the local autonomous groups at the place that the properties are located, or to the authority or group designated by the competent authority.
Chapter 6 Bylaw
|Matters not provided herein shall be handled according to the related laws and decrees.
|This Articles of SOCIETY shall come into force after obtaining approvals of member (member representative) meetings and the competent authority. The procedure is the same for change of the Articles of SOCIETY.
|This Articles of SOCIETY were unanimously approved on Nov. 7th, 1998, the1st member meeting of 1st Board of managing Directors and reported to the Ministry of the Interior for approval and recordation (document date and number: July 22nd, 1998 Tai (87) Nei-se-tsi-di-8790150).